Patents by Inventor Robert Smith

Robert Smith has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11324524
    Abstract: A weight-bearing stance corrected foot orthotic (12) is adapted to be used on the foot (2) of a anaesthetised patient in the supine or prone position, the weight bearing stance corrected foot orthotic (12) adapted to dorsiflex the toes of the forefoot of the patient an angle of between 30° to 50° to the plane of the foot (2). A surgical foot orthotic (12) is formed by the steps of disposing a patient's foot (2) or both feet in a weight bearing neutral position and dorsiflexing the forefoot or forefeet of the patient such that patient's foot (2) or feet are in or towards the Windlass configuration. A first orthotic (5) correcting the stance of the patient in the weight bearing position with dorsiflexed forefoot is formed and this is scanned to form an electronic image of the corrective load bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: VFAS International Holding Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Neil Robert Smith
  • Publication number: 20220140477
    Abstract: Waveguides, transitions, and conductors for propagating electromagnetic energy. An assembly includes a waveguide transition device comprising two or more coaxial waveguides. The assembly includes a radiating component comprising two or more radiating elements configured to receive or transmit electromagnetic energy through two or more signal ears, wherein each of the two or more signal ears is in communication with a coaxial waveguide of the two or more coaxial waveguides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Optisys, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hollenbeck, Robert Smith
  • Publication number: 20220139174
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for using transparent surfaces at an automated teller machine. In one implementation, a method of visualizing a deposit at an automated teller machine includes receiving a command to deposit at least one depository element; determining an amount associated with the command; displaying, on a transparent surface of the automated teller machine configured to allow a user of the automated teller machine to view the at least one depository element, a visual representation of the determined amount; and receiving, concurrent with or after displaying, a verification of the amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Robert SMITH, David Wurmfeld, Steve Faletti, Celina Liao, Janak Dadhaniya, Lisa Whitsitt
  • Publication number: 20220123477
    Abstract: Improved waveguides, transitions, and conductors for propagating electromagnetic energy. A device includes a waveguide port, two or more coaxial waveguides, and a transition disposed between the waveguide port and the two or more coaxial waveguides. The transition combines or divides electromagnetic energy propagating between the waveguide port and the two or more coaxial waveguides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Optisys, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hollenbeck, Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 11307810
    Abstract: Techniques for operating an industrial printer include causing it to report data that indicates COO parameter values based on output sensors and/or component detection module configured to measure physical phenomena related to components of the printer referred to as COO parameters. The COO parameters values, which may include waste values, are derived and displayed in a graphical user interface dynamically on a real time basis. One or more graphical user interface is generated to present a one or more active areas to select the display of the COO parameter values in numeric and or graphical form or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: VIDEOJET TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Robert Smith, Michael John McCormick, Timothy Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 11303159
    Abstract: Disclosed is a receiver device for facilitating wireless power reception. The receiver device comprises a receiver transceiver configured for wirelessly communicating with at least one transmitter device. The receiver transceiver is configured for transmitting a registration request to the at least one transmitter device, wherein the registration request comprises a unique receiver device identifier, wherein the at least one transmitter device is configured for accessing a distributed block-chain associated with wireless power transfer. Further, the at least one transmitter device is configured for analyzing the registration request, updating the distributed block-chain based on the analyzing of the registration request and transmitting a registration response to the receiver device, wherein the receiver transceiver is configured for receiving the registration response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: VOICE LIFE INC.
    Inventors: Robert Smith, Michael Hunter Smith, David Lee Lark
  • Patent number: 11284643
    Abstract: A melt-blown fabric for pouching smokeless tobacco or a smokeless tobacco substitute can include melt-blown polymer fibers. The fabric can have a basis weight of less than 30 gsm and a tensile strength of at least 4mJ in at least one predetermined direction. Method of making the fabric can include melt-blowing a polymeric material against a support surface and bonding the fibers or arranging them in a predetermined orientation. Pouched smokeless tobacco or tobacco substitute products including the fabrics provided herein can provide desirable flavor and tactile experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll, Shannon Maxwell Black, Yan Helen Sun, William J. Burke, Christopher Joseph Dinovi, David Phillips, Jason Andrew Macko, Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 11276278
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for using transparent surfaces at an automated teller machine. In one implementation, a method of visualizing a deposit at an automated teller machine includes receiving a command to deposit at least one depository element; determining an amount associated with the command; displaying, on a transparent surface of the automated teller machine configured to allow a user of the automated teller machine to view the at least one depository element, a visual representation of the determined amount; and receiving, concurrent with or after displaying, a verification of the amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Smith, David Wurmfeld, Steve Faletti, Celina Liao, Janak Dadhaniya, Lisa Whitsitt
  • Publication number: 20220072006
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions of the invention include substituted riluzole pro drugs useful for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related disorders through the release of riluzole, especially to avoid patient to patient variability in first pass, hepatic metabolism promoted by Cyp 1A2. Pro-drugs of riluzole have enhanced stability to hepatic metabolism and are delivered into systemic circulation by oral administration, and then cleaved to release riluzole in the plasma via either an enzymatic or general biophysical release process. The invention further includes pro-drugs of riluzole useful for the treatment of disease states that can be treated with riluzole through the release of riluzole from a pro-drug agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Allen B. Reitz, Garry Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 11269789
    Abstract: A device management server computer (“server”) and processing methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the server is programmed to manage a plurality of input devices and output devices in a physical room. The server is programmed to analyze media data capturing actions performed by a user in real time as a participant in the physical room, determine how the user would like to connect at least one of the input devices and one of the output devices from the analysis, and enable the connection. The sever is programmed to interpret the actions and derive commands for connecting two or more devices based on predetermined data regarding the input devices and output devices and rules for referring to and connecting these devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MERLYN MIND, INC.
    Inventors: Aditya Vempaty, Robert Smith, Shom Ponoth, Sharad Sundararajan, Ravindranath Kokku, Robert Hutter, Satya Nitta
  • Patent number: 11263383
    Abstract: A document architecture system includes an intelligent document processing engine that can receive raw data streamed from external data source(s), analyze the raw data to identify triggering events, apply rules to the triggering events identified, break down the raw data accordingly, and generating messages in an internal format to represent the pieces of data without any formatting or layout information. The messages can be augmented with custom metadata and stored as fragments that reference, but that do not physically incorporate, the messages. The stored fragments can be used by the document process engine to intelligently render documents and versions thereof. Some embodiments store only unique fragments, resulting in a significant reduction in storage requirements and an extremely efficient way of processing huge amounts of data (e.g., millions of documents) for document production. The messages and fragments are in internal formats under control of the document architecture system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT SA ULC
    Inventors: Robert Smith, Johan Lorensson, Christian Wessman, Sverker Wendelöv
  • Patent number: 11254130
    Abstract: A binary array ink jet printhead assembly includes a cavity for containing ink, nozzle orifices in fluid communication with the cavity for passing the ink from the cavity to form droplets, the nozzle orifices extending along a length of the cavity, and an electrode assembly. The electrode assembly includes a front face configured to be disposed generally parallel to a plurality of droplet paths of droplets from the nozzle orifices. A plurality of charge electrodes are disposed on the front face, each charge electrode corresponding to a droplet path and disposed parallel to the droplet path. Circuitry is disposed on the electrode assembly, wherein each electrode is electrically connected to the circuitry. The circuitry is further in electrical connection to a connector for connecting the electrode assembly to a controller for the printhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: VIDEOJET TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Nigel Sherman, David Horsnell, Robert Smith, David Doswell, Steven Harris
  • Publication number: 20220040729
    Abstract: Methods for encasing bodies including smokeless tobacco or a tobacco substitute with a polymeric casing can include coating a compressed body with microfibers, applying tubular casings to compressed bodies, printing netting and webs on compressed bodies, injection molding around compressed bodies, applying a webbing to compressed bodies, placing compressed bodies into a skin forming bath, and including thermoplastic polymers in a compressed body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Nathan CARROLL, Shannon Maxwell BLACK, Yan Helen SUN, William J. BURKE, Christopher Joseph DINOVI, David PHILLIPS, Jason Andrew MACKO, Robert SMITH
  • Publication number: 20220045420
    Abstract: A method, system, and device provides components of an antenna assembly. Digital information representative of one or more characteristics of an antenna element of antenna assembly may be received by a processor. The processor may further receive a specification for the antenna element. The processor may adjust digital information representative of the antenna element to adjust the physical parameters of the component to meet the specification. The antenna assembly may be fabricated with the adjusted physical parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: Optisys, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hollenbeck, Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 11239535
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include waveguide switch rotors, stators, waveguide switch housings and meander clamping mechanisms. In particular, the waveguide switch rotor design employs isolation posts surrounding waveguide ports disposed on the external face of the rotor to achieve an artificial magnetic boundary condition to achieve high isolation with improved gap from rotor to stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Michael C. Hollenbeck, Robert Smith
  • Publication number: 20220029464
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a receiver device for facilitating transaction of energy wirelessly received by the receiver device, in accordance with some embodiments. Accordingly, the receiver device comprises a receiver transceiver. Further, the energy comprises terahertz electromagnetic wave energy. Further, a receiver enclosure of the receiver transceiver stores the terahertz electromagnetic wave energy and converts the terahertz electromagnetic wave energy into electrical energy. Further, the receiver transceiver transmits a registration request to the transmitter device and transmits the electrical energy associated with an energy asset to an electrical load. Further, the receiver device generates the energy asset, accesses a second distributed block-chain, and creates an entry for a transaction of the energy asset in the second distributed block-chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Smith, David Lee Lark, Michael Hunter Smith
  • Patent number: 11233304
    Abstract: A waveguide filter includes a fundamental waveguide unit. The fundamental waveguide unit may have an irregular hexagonal metal structure. One wall of the irregular hexagonal metal structure may form a connection to one or more walls of another fundamental waveguide unit having an irregular hexagonal metal structure. A fundamental waveguide unit may include a hollow irregular hexagonal metal structure which includes a resonant cavity that receives an electromagnetic signal and propagates the signal through the resonant cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Optisys, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hollenbeck, Robert Smith
  • Publication number: 20220015529
    Abstract: Disclosed fluid reservoirs include closure mechanisms for sealing an upper opening of the reservoir. The reservoir can have plates adjacent the upper opening. When the upper end of the reservoir is folded, the plates can be positioned on opposite sides, and a closure frame can be slid over the plates to pressure them together. The plates can have pins that engage with slots in the closure frame, and a separate closure lock can be slid over the end of the closure frame to prevent the pins from exiting the slots. The plates can also bias the opening open when the closure is not engaged. Also disclosed are flexible fluid reservoirs that include structural elements, such as baffles, that help retain a desired shape of the reservoir when filled or empty. Some baffles can be elastically deformable to allow flattening and expansion of the bladder while biasing toward a neutral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: TSI Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Hoskins, Robert Smith
  • Publication number: 20220012713
    Abstract: An automated teller machine (ATM) has a display and a wireless communication interface. The ATM may detect a proximity of a mobile computing device and exhibit on its display an indication of the proximity of mobile computing device to the ATM. The ATM may also be configured to detect when the mobile computing device and the ATM have established a wireless communication connection and display a visual cue on the display that the wireless connection has been established. The ATM is configured to synchronize the display of the ATM with a display of the mobile computing device. The displays may be synched temporally and positionally and may display the same or related content, such as an image or animation at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Janak Dadhaniya, Matthew Wilson, Lisa Whitsitt, Cheng Xu, Robert Smith, Steve Faletti, David Wurmfeld
  • Patent number: 11216714
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying a location of a radio-frequency identification tag. A hand-held locator device is configured to transmit a first signal and a second signal. A frequency of the first signal changes through a first range of frequencies and is transmitted in a range of directions corresponding to the first range of frequencies. A frequency of the second signal changes through a second range of frequencies and is transmitted in the range of directions corresponding to the second range of frequencies. A difference frequency signal, having a frequency that is a difference between the frequency of the first signal and the frequency of the second signal, is received from the radio-frequency identification tag. The difference frequency signal is processed to determine and display a direction of the radio-frequency identification tag from the locator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John E. Rogers, Robert A. Smith